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In its latest policy on Zimbabwe  published on 28 May 2013, the European Union  draws two lessons from Zimbabwe’s complicated political landscape by concluding that:
Government turnover does not guarantee democratic change in Zimbabwe. ZANU PF lacks democratic roots; but the MDC has, for its part, done little to prove its trustworthiness. Rather than asking who is in power, international analysts might want to put a stronger focus on how to actually improve Zimbabwe’s political culture and institutions.
Second, foreign actors need to be aware of the high degree of suspicion prevalent in Zimbabwe. The international community should act with great care to avoid unintentionally causing a counterproductive backlash. Read more by clicking on the following link: 2013-06-03_QPI_157_Zimbabwe Elections_NT_MMG-1

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